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Honda Investing Additional $215 million in Ohio Operations
ANNA, Ohio -- Honda announced today that it will invest about $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, while also establishing a technical training center, heritage center that highlights Hondas history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services, LLC in Marysville.
With these investments, Honda will have invested nearly $2.7 billion in its North American operations in the last three years.
"For the 21st century of manufacturing, we believe our success will be defined by the successful interaction between our associates and technology," said Rick Schostek, senior vice president of Honda North America, Inc. "Even as we introduce more sophisticated technologies in our products and in our plants, we are working to ensure that our associates are equipped with the skills required for the manufacturing requirements of the future. We view this investment in Honda people as critical to our future success."
Honda says it is investing about $180 million at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Anna Engine Plant to expand capabilities in aluminum die casting and engine parts production related to the new Honda Earth Dreams Technology engines and transmissions. According to the company, this brings total investment at the Anna plant over the last three years to more than $500 million.
The technical training centers for powertrains at Anna and auto manufacturing in Marysville will provide Honda engineers, equipment service technicians and line-side associates with unique opportunities to develop skills that will refine their technical know-how in a hands-on environment.
In addition, Honda has started construction on a new 160,000-square-foot building near its existing operations in Marysville. The new building will house the training facility, a heritage center and office space for Hondas new shared services company formed in April to reorganize existing support services in North America. This $35 million facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
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